Maureen Dowd on Colin Powell on Barack Obama: Moved by a Crescent

I read this in a Maureen Dowd Op-Ed, Moved by a Crescent, this morning and it really moved me. Dowd writes about Colin Powell's decision to endorse Barack Obama. This passage explains a lot of what I've been feeling in this presidential race, and why I am not always proud of the people that live in this country with me, but proud of the people who stand up for racial, religious, and sexual prejudices:

"[Powell] told Tom Brokaw that he was troubled by what other Republicans, not McCain, had said: ' "Well, you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim." Well, the correct answer is, he is not a Muslim. He’s a Christian. He’s always been a Christian. But the really right answer is, what if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer’s no. That’s not America. Is something wrong with some 7-year-old Muslim-American kid believing that he or she could be president?'"


  1. heylo liz :)

    just wanted to say i appreciated you posting this! it was an interesting article for sure, and Powell really hit the nail on the head there.

    anywho, hope you're well!!!

    ronnie :)

  2. Thanks Ronnie! I almost always agree with Ms. Dowd, and this time, I especially did.


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